Florida Burglar Caught After Crashing Getaway Cart in Pond

Michael Hawk

A Florida crook was caught recently after crashing his getaway golf cart in a pond near the home he had just burglarized, authorities said. When police officers in Lady Lake were dispatched to a golf cart partially submerged in a pond, they quickly discovered the unoccupied home nearby had just been burglarized. In fact, the house […]

California Burglar Identified by Devilish Face Tattoos

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A burglar’s devilish face tattoos were all police needed to identify him as the man who breaking into a woman’s car, authorities said. Jacob Catlin, 29, of Petaluma, has simple devil horns tattooed on his forehead. A homeowner in North Bay snapped photos of the Satan impersonator breaking into her car on May 8, 2016. […]

Serial Burglar Caught by Baby Monitor in Florida

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A serial burglar who impressed police with his techniques in the 1980s was caught again by a simple baby monitor. Mark Lodigensky was caught for a burglary in Sunny Isles after the homeowner set up a baby monitor as a security system while she was away from home. The woman said her house had been hit […]

Sentenced: Oregon Burglar Who Was Found Sitting on Toilet

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A Portland burglar who was found sitting on a toilet by the homeowner was sentenced to 3 years in prison for the crime. Ryan Allen Cain, 35, told the Oregon judge that he was on a three-day meth binge and didn’t remember dropping his pants and shoes at the victim’s back door before breaking into […]

N.J. Burglar Who Butt-Dialed 911 Pleads Guilty

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An idiot burglar who accidentally butt-dialed 911 and spelled out his crime pleaded guilty in a New Jersey courtroom. Scott Esser, 42, of Elizabeth, N.J. pleaded guilty Friday (Oct. 9, 2015) in Somerset County Superior Court to a host of charges related to multiple crimes. Under a plea deal, he was given a 10-year sentence. […]

Minnesota Burglar Caught from DNA on Cigarette Butt

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A Minnesota burglar with a nicotine addiction left his DNA at the crime scene on a cigarette. That’s the reason Duane Lampl ended up in prison. Authorities say the Park Rapids man burglarized a cabin in his hometown in June 2014, taking a well pump, several sheets of drywall, lumber and some tools. He was […]

California Burglar Leaves Cell Phone at Crime Scene

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A California burglar was arrested after he left his cell phone at the scene of an attempted burglary, authorities said. Officers in Hanford were dispatched to a residential burglary at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015. The homeowner told police that he returned and found a burglar inside their home. Hopper reportedly dropped a bag […]

Louisiana Burglar Caught After Returning to Scene of the Crime

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A teenage burglar in Louisiana got caught Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 despite outrunning the homeowner. That’s because the dummy drove by the scene of the crime.   When 17-year-old Tijae Jarrow drove by the victim’s home later in LaPlace, La., investigators stopped him since his SUV matched the description of the suspect vehicle. He was […]

Oklahoma Burglar Caught After Asking Cops for Help

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He was a burglar in a bind – and that’s how he got caught. Devante Clark, 21, of Oklahoma City, had trouble with his car on Wednesday Aug. 26, 2015 and asked passing officers for help. When officers glanced inside the car of the stranded motorist, they spotted all kinds of stolen goods. One of the […]

Virginia Burglar Found Naked in Tanning Bed

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A Virginia burglar who broke into several businesses was found sleeping inside a salon, lying naked in one of the tanning beds, authorities said. Joseph Carl Bryant, 33, is accused of breaking into an auto parts store and ending up in the tanning salon nearby after breaking a window on Jan. 3, according to Staunton […]